ASPECTS OF PSYCHOLOGY



Fundamental Psychology Questions


  1. How has psychology been defined and why do people have different opinions about what psychology is and what psychology should be?
  2. What is an adequate psychological explanation?
  3. What do psychologists in different fields do?
  4. What historical events influenced the way basic psychological science is conducted today?
  5. What historical events influenced the way applied psychological science is conducted today?
  6. How can psychological experiments add to what we already know by common sense?
  7. How can nonexperimental research in psychology add to what we already know by common sense?
  8. Psychology can be characterized by a number of dualisms:
  9. MIND / BEHAVIOR
  10. INTERNAL / EXTERNAL CAUSES
  11. BASIC / APPLIED GOALS
  12. EXPERIMENTAL / NONEXPERIMENTAL METHODS
For any one of these dualisms, why would a psychologist focus on one side of the dualism? On the other side?

Psychology: Aspects and Questions -- taken from Dr. John A. Johnson's PSY 2 World Wide Web Project.

Aspects of Psychology

Fundamental Psychology Questions

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